RockOn Sounding Rocket Launches Successfully


RockOn Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket

The RockOn Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket containing multiple student-built experiments launched successfully at 7:21 a.m. EDT on June 26, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The payload was recovered and has been returned to Wallops.

The students will conduct their preliminary analysis on their experiments later this afternoon. According to the preliminary information, the payload flew to an altitude of 73.3 miles and landed via parachute 43.9 miles from Wallops Island in the Atlantic Ocean 12.16 minutes after launch.

The next launch from Wallops will be a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket carrying the SubTec-6 payload between 4 and 5 a.m., Saturday, June 28. Backup launch days run through July 2. More information on the SucTec-6 mission is available at: Ustream coverage of the mission will begin at 3:30 a.m. on the Wallops Ustream site at

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